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5 Ways for Block Managers to Use Technology to Their Advantage

Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software, Property Inventory, property maintenance

For block managers coming under increasing pressure from the all-in-one package competition from Build to Rent properties, block management software is the best way stand up to the competition,...

5 Reasons To Invest In A Good Planned Maintenance Program

PPM, Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

When it comes to maintenance, block managers should take a leaf out of the Boy Scouts’ manual; it really is best to be prepared .

7 Block Maintenance Tips For The Changing Season

Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

Spring is a time for restoration and renewal – but this year, don’t just stop at spring-cleaning! Britain’s shrugged off the winter weather (for now) and the days are getting longer, which...

The Case For PropTech In Block Management

PropTech, Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

 It has been six months since Brady Solicitor's LEASE Survey, which found that 57 percent of leaseholders surveyed regretted purchasing a leasehold flat[1] 

5 Steps Block Managers Can Take To Improve Leaseholder Relations

Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

Flats and their management are big business in the property world. The number of apartments added to Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF) jumped by 18 per cent between April and December last...

Redefining The Role Of The Block Manager

Tips for Block Managers, Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

With the ever-increasing expansion of the Build-to-rent (BTR) sector, many block managers are finding the parameters of their role tightened. Yet, in among the doom and gloom are the success...

Enhancing Service Delivery In Block Management

Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

Block managers find themselves operating in a challenging dual role – although they are employed by their building’s freeholder, it is the leaseholders' and their AST (assured shorthold tenancy)...

4 Ways To Perfect Your PPM Procedure

PPM, Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

Block managers, how do you stay organised?

5 Tips For A Stress-Free Christmas

Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

With multiple properties to manage, Christmas can be a busy time for block managers. Winter maintenance problems, properties lying empty over the holidays and Christmas opening hours, means that...

Shining Some Light On The Service Charge

Leaseholds, Tips for Block Managers, Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

It’s no surprise to a block manager that many leaseholders might not understand what their service charge is actually paying for.  Complaints about the quality of service they receive are...

How Can Block Managers Allocate Works Effectively?

Block Management Blog, Block Repairs and Maintenance Software

Effective planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is the issue at the heart of every successfully managed block. But while block managers who have planned and budgeted ahead are in an infinitely...

Planned Preventative Maintenance - What's It All About?

PPM, Block Management Blog

Although scheduling planned preventative maintenance (PPM) sounds simple, the reality of managing a complex set of buildings, each with its own unique set of needs, can be quite different.

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7 Of The Best Ways For Block Managers To Stay In Touch

Block Management Blog

Communication is one of the greatest challenges a block manager faces. In addition to dealing with landlord and leaseholder matters, and a constant stream of contractors, they’re also tasked with...

Trial and error - verdict on Edwards vs Kumarasamy toppled

Block Management Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

It was the case that struck fear into the hearts of landlords everywhere. When Mr Edwards tripped on a communal pathway and injured his knee on the way into the block of flats he was renting a flat...

Property Management Summit: Day 1!

Block Management Blog

After a lively start at various bars around Warwick University’s campus including the musical comedic stylings of Jonny Awsum, things settled down today with the first session for property managers.

ARMA-Q: This affects you!

ARMA, Block Management Blog, Letting Agent Tips

ARMA-Q is the self-regulatory regime that is proposed for ARMA members.

OFT Investigation: Block/Estate Management

Block Management Blog

On 3 December the Office of Fair Trading ( OFT) proposed an investigation into residential property management services such as cleaning and works.
Of particular interest to the OFT are:
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5 Top Tips For Block Managers For A Happy Xmas!

Leaseholds, Block Management Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

Lost keys 

It’s Friday the 20th December. The festive season is in full swing. Office Christmas parties and late nights with copious amounts of alcohol lead to things going missing.  It shouldn’t be...

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